Heroes, Rogues, and Jezebels
November 23, 2010 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Pulp Fiction is an exhibition of (mostly) Australian pulp novel and magazine covers from the University of Otago Special Collections Library. (NSFW)
posted by Horace Rumpole (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
They made Alvin Purple into a book?

Like with words?
posted by pompomtom at 2:22 PM on November 23, 2010

Oh wow, Alvin Purple!

Slightly related, I just recently saw Not Quite Hollywood. That's a whole amazing era of film, TV and books that I was not alive for, but looking back now I wish I was. I can't remember the last time I was excited about an Australian movie coming out.

(Actually, I can. As a huge Tony Martin fan I loved Bad Eggs regardless of how others felt. Also, his two books are a great read.)
posted by jasmus at 2:24 PM on November 23, 2010

Ok, I really want to read some of these.

The World of If
The True Horrifying Story of the Pyjama Girl
And Incidentally Murder
Heroes, Rogues and Jezebels (Which sounds like an awesome rpg name)
T as in Trapped
Nurse in a Cage

I could go on...
These guys really knew how to come up with awesome titles.
posted by jasmus at 2:33 PM on November 23, 2010

Is J.E. MacDonnell in there? Why, yes. Twice! Carry on, then.
posted by zamboni at 2:40 PM on November 23, 2010

Awesome. I approve.
posted by dortmunder at 2:42 PM on November 23, 2010

I'm looking at the Alvin Purple cover on the job. But then, I'm always on the job.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 3:03 PM on November 23, 2010

Alvin Purple, for youse forriners.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 3:08 PM on November 23, 2010

Yay, my alma mater. Now to actually look at the links...
posted by gaspode at 3:13 PM on November 23, 2010

Ya ha ha... these two are total rip-offs of Wally Wood's classic Weird Science cover for EC Comics. Well, like Woody always said -- if you're gonna swipe, swipe from the best.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 3:21 PM on November 23, 2010

When I'm Supreme Leader every periodical will be forced by law to have pulp art on the cover. I feel it will greatly improve The Economist, Teen Beat, and The Lancet, among others.
posted by maxwelton at 4:08 PM on November 23, 2010

Nice post - and because it hasn't come up in the Related Posts here's a previous post on the art of R.A. Maguire.
posted by unliteral at 5:57 PM on November 23, 2010

Strewth blue, some of those covers are enough to make a bloke crack a fat. Unless ya chuckin a sickie, or yer some kinda dero or somethin, ya boss is just gonna get straight up ya for lookin at stick books like that.

Not that I'm a misery guts, or one of those blokes who likes to finger the freckle. I'm a great fan of sheilas in the nuddy, and given the right place and time, I'm as keen as any bloke to stretch me optic nerve at a beaut lookin fanny.

But, fair dinkum mate, his nibs is gonna be fully ropeable if he catches me droppin me strides and muckin round with me donger at me desk..
posted by Ahab at 11:01 PM on November 23, 2010

This is the best title.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 9:37 AM on November 24, 2010

I love the cover blurbs on several of these, but especially the rather generically-named The Love Game. International tennis players? Spicy.
posted by kagredon at 9:15 PM on November 24, 2010

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